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HO. 463._CHARLESTON, S. C., MONDAY MORNING-, FEBRUARY" ll, 1867~ " mjrr* XITTTT*
HO. 463._CHARLESTON, S. C., MONDAY MORNING-, FEBRUARY" ll, 1867~ " mjrr* XITTTT*
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TUX AHMT VENTUBIHO TO ESTADLlUFI A OOVEJ1W
WasmitOTON, February 2_Au informal Congress
of noted I'cdornl Oouornla seems to bo gathuring
:ierc. Half a dozon aro in tho city ; SneniDAN ie
oxpectod, and BUSHMAN is telegraphed to arrive
about tho middle of tho coining week. Ii is pretty
definitely necortainod that this convention of mili
tary leaders ls, with secret reference, to waiting
upon tho Prosidont with tho delicate proposition
that ho toko unto himsolf other advisers than thoso
who now surround him, and that tho policy of tho
Adminlstrnticn ho promulgated in futuro moro as
tho matured conch sions nf thc so mon than aa tho
result of tho ono individual judgment of tho Ex
ecutive. It ia probable that thia proposition la
coucolvcd without guile, and in a spirit moro or
less kindly. It is not proposed, ns I understand
it, that any portion of thoso councils shall apply to
tho rc-fonnation of tho Cabinot, but morely as a
recommendation that tho President select, from
among tho groat minds of tho Capitol, which havo
pronounced moro or less favorably upon his
courso as President, and invito thom to informal
considerations of tho duties that attach to tho
Exocutivo during all of tho emergencies that oro
thrust upon it by Congress, and that tho dccislus
of thoso conclaves shall go forth to tho country
with tho popular understanding that thoy ouoaiiato
at tho direct instanco of well known political
sages, and may bo warred upon, not as Mr. |
'juliann's policy alone, but as tho deli hem to action
of well-known political seers. Tho military gon
11 .mon who pr poso undertaking this very uoli
cato and not over-thankful mission are intrepid
onough, fm thor, ta intend presenting a list of
present day statesmen whom, in thoir estimation,
would greatly strengthen tho mandates and ac
tion of tho Exocutivo by simply accept in : his con
fid-nee, and proffering thou* advice. Whatovor
may bo too complexion of this no.ninrled list of
Presidential guardians, it at least has tho promis
ing attribute of lending off with tho nonie of Bon
tor llovordy Johnson. Practically, tho wholo
matter rosolvos itsolf into inviting tho Prosidont
to hand over tho Administration to somo threo or
four eminent politicians, sud thus, it is claimed, .
escapa tho undivided censure ot the Itadieuls iu
iiinl out of Congress. These redonbtablo (louerais ,
oro but sorry judges of human nature, if thuy do
not know that thoy havo undortakon tho moat
hopeless and thankless, job that Could havo well
been devised. But thon' tho army must havo a
hand and a voieo In civic affairs, if ody from tho <
preced nie that have como down to lia from all
countries involved in governmental distress and
legislativo iniquity. Congreso has paved tho way
for such an nnsiinintlon upon tho part of tho army
by remodelling Ino government of tho country
upon tho des pot io Byalem of centralization. If tho
nodding of plumes and rattle of scabbards ebould
hereat 1er disturb tho busiuoss and deem uni of tho
Sonato and Roprcsontalivo Chambers, consequent
upon tho visitation of o delegation of chieftains
desirous of suggesting legislativo reforms, lut
neither of thoso bodies venturo to complain,
wrmir. coKonESS FINDS ITSELF.
There is no very flattering prospecta openod be
firo Congress, lither in the coule inp!, ilion of tho
p.v/st or tho demands of tho future. Tho retro- i
epective view oilers nothing but a beggarly nc
omit of uni in po i tout measures, n nd thu imf II hill
men t of any pian of reconstruction, even from tho
Radical BtaiiJ-point, Tho futuro is confined to
twenty-three days from this dato, and into which
crowds pie:.s for imperativo action upon o hundred
inlls necessary to thc commercial interests of tho
country. I nay twenty-three days, from tho fact
that liter tho kl instaut Ibero oro only nino dovB
olapsing to the end of the 39th Cougro.-s, and tho
President may therefore "pockot*' any Dill that ho
deems i mn edie nt, aud so provont its becoming o
low. Thora is no possible chance for thia Congress
to go out in a blazo of even Radical glorification,
and tho retiring mombo ra who aro to know theso
halls no longor after tho 4th of March aro depress
ed and ont of temper in consequence. Unanimity
thoro is nono, Bavo in tho way of p .tty malice snob
aa loada tho Houso to out off tho salary of Hims tor
Harvov in Portugal because tho latter endorsos tho
Pn initiant. On groat leading questions of restora
tion, tho majority of oithor body aro without any
concord of action, and lapsing into moro violent
divergsnco of opinion ovory day, and would con
tinuo to do SO should the country be able to Miir
vivo tho calamity of thoir sitting a thousand years
in iudizmi nt upon tho samo subject.
OENEHAX, o HA NT* a UEAD IN IUMUII.1
Bingham, Itauical member from Ohio, and con
testant with Thad. Utevona for tho leadership of
tho I loose, bau at last obecked tUat body with tho
doa that thoy woro bUndly conniving, through tho
instrumentality of Btovons and Bon). V. lintier,
towards tho impeachment of tho President. It
will bo remembered that, tho resolution authoriz
ing investigation into tho matter and propriety of
impeachment, refrained from specifying moro do
ni it ely aa lowborn tho inquisition waa to bo direct
ed against, than tho moro direction to inquire " if
tho conduol of any officers Of tho Government,"
Ac. Bingham, with raro cunning, bas charged
that lintier and Btovons, who halo Oraut to tho
lost docreo, aro hore attempting to provide for* Ilia
impeachment, under tho guiso of a simple move
ment against tho President. Tho Western mem
bers aro quito aghast at tho baso thought of euch
a thing, and aro recoiling from tho wholo affair, as
if it woro already irrevocably freighted with tho
betrayal of tho General. Meantime, Bingham baa
started ibis phaso of tho impeachment movement
upon a courso of publicity throughout tho West,
by securing thia version of tho oonsp.raoy iu tho
print of his own State newspapers. Tho conse
quence is that ho has tho Western delegations
quaking about him, and tho wholo organization of
his side of thc House so disrupted, that ho has but
to command tho slaughter of old Thad's policy and
it is Kdied in a twinkling, whother tn tho Himili
t odo of Reconstruction Enabling Acts or private
Tho lato uxtron os, of snow and frosts aro suc
ceeded by a thaw of abominable muddiness and
Halls, partios and receptions aro still tho otdor
of nocturnal past 1 m is of tho Washington upper
tcndoni. Tho drcaica oro richer, I ho crowds
greater, and tho general heat and discomfort of
whoso distingue affairs, surpasses anything hitherto
known in the annals of the Capital. Tho bau
monde is agitated and voluble over two tit-bits of
gossip and scandal, viz : That tho bello of tho city
is alum t to marry a wit herod old roue of ono of tho
resident legations, and that a Histor beauty WAH
caught, bul a night or two siuoo, in tho act of
eloping with a handaomo tenor from ouo of the
leading opera troupes. Also, on dit, that Senator
and Mrs. Sumner aro asserting tho. strength of
their respectivo t mpora upon tho ' discussion of
Madam's intimacy and penchant tor certain hand
some foreigners of tho respectiva legations.
Historian Bancrolt Taben to TasU.
Tho little brochure entitled "Swinging Around
tho Circle," whlob has just been published, wit
tily represents Secretary Soward, under tho
sobriquet of "tho mon who nina the machino,"
I as naying that ho told Noah Webster that his Dic
tionary of tho English language waa a work of su
pererogation in view of tho voluminous dispatches
of tho verbose primo minister. Tito remark ap
plies equally well to tho ninth volume of Mr. Ban
croft's '-History of tho United Staten," alnco all tho
matter that was omitted in the eight preceding
volumes was supp'sod to have boen injected into
tho historian's misnamed "Eulogy of Abraham Lin
coln," latterly known as tho late lamented Lincoln,
martyr President, Ac. It soomo, however, that Pro
fessor George Washington Qroono, of Providence,
Rhode Island, baa dlsoovoied lu thia ninth vel
um o sundry unwarrantable ri tl cot ions upon bis
fgrandfather, Oeneral "Nathaniel Qroono, of Jtnvo
utlonary fame, and has takon Mr. Banoioft to
task for his misstatements. This is not tho moro
outcropping of an ancestral prido on tho part of
Professor (Trecho, for ho fortifies all bia punitions
by citations from original doe nm ont s to which ho
has had acceso, and which Mr. Bancroft might
havo inspected had ho possessed tho true spirit
of a historian. Tho Professor justly complains
that tho historian, by misstatements, misquota
tions and misinterpretations has strivon to coat
obloquy upon the name of General Oreono, whom
ovory reader of American history knows to havo
boon Washington's chiof counsellor, and Ibo man
whom tho Father of lils Country had selected for
bin successor in command of tho Colonial forcos in
caso of bis own d alb. Tho famo of Uonoral
Oreono, it is tmo, is not likely to suffer at the
hands of Mr. George Bancroft or any other Ban
croft, nor is it a matter of interest to the general
publio what opinion Mr. Qoorgo Bancroft may hold
of bim; but it is a matter of in to rest to know
whetbor thoso nino volumos of American history
contain accurate statomsnts of tho occurrences
whioh thoy claim to record. If tho author In
wrong in what bo says of Oeneral Greene, why
may ho not bo wrong in other particulars oquaily
if not moro important? And tho moraoht doubt ia
cast upon this pretending work, who ls to estab
lish Ita credibility ? This is a matter of serious
momont. It hos boon claimed all along thal tho
standard history of the United States was that
oompilod by Mr. Qoorgo Bancroft, and, though
thousands fiavo laughed at ita sophomoric!! stylo,
tho impression has provallod that Its historical ao
onraoy could not bo impeached; yoi boro ia a point
upon which its accuracy is not onlvimpeached, but
disproven. Fauns tn uno, fatsus in omnibus, is a
nevero rulo of criticism, but may lt not bo applied
Tho merita of tho caso of Qroono os. Bancroft
wo do not now proposo to examine, but pro fer to
present tho general quentin.i of tho aCocraoy pf
Mr. Bancroft's "Hiatory of tho United 8tatw" for
consideration. As an orator, wo know Mr. Ban
croft to bo, Uko Captain Cut Ho's watch, "equalled
by fow and excelled by nono;" but ho caunot lay
olalm to Buch high ouonniium aa a hiato:tau until
ho purges himsolf of tho contempt in which ho
has boon plaood by Professor Orcos, In a little
pamphlot of less than nlnoty pagos.- Y, World.
(Ju cen Vi erro WA baa promised to visit tim Ex
hibition, lalo in tho summer, after th Psr lam n
tary session, on her way to Germany. whoro . he
propoaoa to apond aovoral weeks, but tho Prince1
and Princess of Wales will be NAPOLEON'S gu oats
before thon, and would bo pro.ont at the opening
only that, eomowbat about that Vims, tho Tri nora,
who ja, to' ustrino languago of lady RAMDOLPBY,
"aa ladios wish to bo who lovo thou; w Js," will
not bo In a condition for travel.
Ult KAI) 1 ' IT, TRAGEDY IM DBW OR
Our Now Orleans exchanges of Thursday giro
tho following particulars of tho trage ly which oc
curred in that city on last Wcdnoiiday ovoning.
From tho Time wo take tho following account of
thc difflculty :
Ono of tho most tragic events that has occurred
in Now Orleans for man v a <lay, atartlod tho habi
tues of tho rotunda of tho Ht. Charle Hot?l last
evening-ono man hoing instantly killed, and an
other seriously, perhaps mortally ivouudod, and
both mon of considerable mark in their respective
spheres of lifo.
Tho adair took plaoo abo at a quartor boforo H
o'clock, and tho preceding ciroum lances, aa ro
tated by ovo-witnossos anti friends of tho purlieu,
woro as folio a s : Sumo timo ago a gambler by tho
iimno of llrantloy forged a check for $8000 upon
a well-known morcan tilo house of tili', oi ty, to tho
members of which firm Mr. J. J. Bryant, keeper
of tho oxtonsiro gambling euloon ovor tho Jackson
saloon, on St. Charles street, botwoon Canal and
Common streets, folt under dcop obligations for
their kindnesses shown bia son. Bryant became
engaged iu a disputo with Judgo Fred. Tato, of
LnUrnngo, Toxas, a woll-known criminal lawyer cf
tho Lono alar titatc, whom ho accused of cout
iIIcitv in tho HW -indio. Tho quarrel appears to
iavo lasted nomo timo, Bryant, who was naturally
of a hot tamper, booming very violont, and call
ing Tato (il ls said) a thief, swindler and coward.
Tato acted quilo calmly, told Bryant that he had
boon drinking, and endeavored to avoid a difll
It*appears that by tho intervention of friends,
Mr. Bryant was takon to.ono aldo, after having
said that tho clerks of tho hotol know him ( Cato)
to bo a scoutidrol. Toto otitorod tho ofJlco, and
asked otic of tho gontloinen which of tho numbor
it was who had spoken disparagingly of lum, and
na ho could not, by thia inquiry aacorlain, ho
was advised to oak of Colonol Bryant tho nanto of
Learing tho office of tho hotel, Judge Tato ad
vanced to where Bryant waa atandiug, With noie
rai gontlomon, noa r tho contra of tho rotunda, and
? skod him tho question, in a conciliatory tono of
voice. Colonel Arv ant pushed him violently away,
either catching him by tho collar or tho throat iu
And hero tho Torsions of tho difflculty aro at
variance. Homo parties assort thal at tho moment
of pushing. Colonel Bryaut drew his knifo; othors
that ho did not draw it until Judgo Tato reached
behind him Tor his pistol. Judgo Tato himself
says that Bryant lunged at him with tho knifo
at'tho moment of pushing, but is not certain
whether tho blow reached him; that tho moment
ho (Tato) saw tho knifo ho drow hie pifltol and
began to Uro.
However, in loss timi, than H taken to record lt,
three shots were fired into Bryant's rudy, ono
paHHing through tho heart, ono entering tho right
cheek and passing through tho hoad, and tho
third Anding lodgment wo did not exactly loam
where. Bryant foll deod instantly, clutching with
a death grip tho T shapod daggor with which ho
had inflicted a soi ions stab hi tho right sido of his
Tho body of Colonel Bryant romainod on the
marble floor, a gory spectacle, for a considerable
timo, an objoct of curiosity to an eager tbrong.
Ono friend of Judgo Tate's, however, by main
force, prevented tho weapon hoing takon from tho
hand of Ibo corpse, or tho body in any otilar way
seriously disturbed, until tho police arrived and
took cbargo or H. Tho romains wore Anally placed
on a settee, and carriod by tho police and two wait
ers of tho hotel to a boneo on Oravior stroet, be
tween Basin and Franklin.
Mr. J. J. Bryant was about sixty-Avo years of
age, but had tho appesranco of hoing much
younger. Ho passed sovoral years In Ban Fran
cisco, and is said to have spent between fifty and
a hundred thousand dollars at an election for
Mayor hold in that city, in which he waa a candi
dato. Mr. Bryaut leaves a wife, son aud two
daughters. Ouo af tho latter wo hear was recently
married. His. aon was at ono timo employed at
tho house of Given, Watts A Co., merchants of
A romantic fcaturo In tito career of the son, is
tho fact that in early lifo bo ran away from homo,
and waa, after lour years' abeoncc, discovered by
his father in tho Lifo Guards of Hor Majesty
of timat Britain, and on duty at Buckingham
From hore Mr. Bryant brought the youth lo
Now Orleans, ond placed him with tho mercantile
house before named.
A tow years previous to tho war Mr. Bryant
flited up' a magnificent sui to of club rooms, in tho
buildings between Lopez's confectionery and D.
ir. nimbo.,- .1. > HUIMIS establishment. Tk:ao f U
od to provo a success; but Mr. ll. promptly paid
for Ibo superb dooorations, although tho loss
amounted to felly (30,000. As boforo stated, he
has boon located in tho rooms over tho Jackson
saloon for moro lliau a year past.
Tho brother of Mr. Bryant is a wealthy planter
of Alabama. Notwithstanding tho profession of
Mr. H., ho loaves many warm friordd, whom his
deeds of gouorosity and genial temperament have
flathered round him. During tho war. much of
lis timo was spent in Richmond and Mobile, and
hero also ho will bo moat kindly remembered. It
IB behoved Mr. Bryant has iu his time spent over
half a million of money.
Aftor thrco shots had been fired by Mr. Tate,
Special Officer Fotrio, of tho hotol, saocooded in
taking away tho weapon, and the wounded man
was conducted un stairs to his room. It was then
found that ho was bleeding profmely, and medical
assistance was at onco sent for. Neither Dr. Chop
in nor Dr. Stono could be found, but Dr. John D.
'oater, ii ho had been sent for, at last appeared
and oxaminod tho wound. It was found to bo a
straight thrust, but as tho patient was weakening
rapidly from loss of blood, and tho hemorrhago
liad censed, it was considered best not to probo
tho wound. It waa not positively dooided w bother
tho lung had been penetrated, and consequently
how dangerous tho wound ie wo oro unable to
Judgo Tato expressed deon regret upon loam
ing that Bryaut had expired, and stated that ho
shot only in self-dofonco; that ho respected tho de
ceased as a man very much. Ho has a family in
Tho Coroner was sont for, and nu inquest will
bo hold to-day. Tho evidence may elicit further
facts in connection with this lamontablo occur
In 'OBS than half an hour aftor this tragia oe
surrenco, tho rotunda presented its ordinary buay
appearance. Ono individual was having a ami
fortablo snooze in a corner by tho door. Whether
lie had consigned himself to tho embraces of the
toothing god aftor witnessing tho tray, or bad
slept through it undisturbed, was not apparent.
Wo did not caro to wake him up and inquire. The
iisua! groups woro gathered round tho stoves,
juiotly discussing tho planting Interest;, the state
sf tho cotton inarket, or tho constitutional amond
inont. Boardorw just from tho supper room wore
uiotlv picking their tooth, or puffing away at
their Havanas, nu they lolled against their favorite
pillar.-, or reclined at case in cosy arm-chairs,
with their boola about a foot abovo their heads,
Frosh arrivals woro inscribing their names on tho
book, or waiting impatiently for tho numb-r of
their apartments; departing guests, vriAh-lravoUlng
bags, cc, slung about thom, wero settling their
li tt lo bills: Col. Boyd and his staff of c lurks were
calmly going through the usual office routino, and
tho porters woro trundling luggago *o and fro as
though nothing unusual liad occurred. But for
the oxcitcd group of children, who wore poe ring
through tho railings at the top of tho rotunda,
and tim busincsa-uko air of tho newspaper report
ers, who wore gliding among tho crowd, no ouo
would have suspected that anything extraordinary
had takon place-much loss that a follow-croaturo
hod Just boan hurried to bis last account with all
bis imperfections on bis head, whilst another had
rocoived a dangerous, perhaps mortal injury. But
Buoh is lifo. -
LATEB.-At 11.15 o'clock last night wo called to
soo Judgo Toto, at his room in tho hotel, and found
a police guard at tho door. Tho condition of tho
wounded man wo found much improved, tho knifo,
lt having boen d cid e], not penetrating the lung.
Mr. T. thinks ho will bo able to lcavo In's bcdTu
thrco or four days.' ?
CASTLE TUUNDKB.-Tho Richmond (Va.) Dis
patch indulges In tho fo.lowing l-it of roiuinlseonco:
"This famous old prison for Confed ralo desert
ers, ote., is rapidly fitting up by Captain John TI.
Qroauor for tho manufacturo of tobacco-tho samo
purpose for whioh it was usod boforo tho war. It
is an immense building, and Captain- Oroanor is
preparing machinery and making othor arrange
monts which will enable kim, if necessary, to turn
out ono thousand pounds of manufactured tobacco
por day. A walk ovor tho old factory bringa to
mind many recollections of Confederate timos,
Hero, in tho fourth story, is tho gable window
from which leaped tho spy Webstar, with his irons
on; th ero tho ti topa down tv li i ch li o was borne on
his way to execution; thora on tko lower floor aro
tho apartments of his wifo and .Dr.'. Mary Walker
and othor females, whoso namoo became notorious
during tho war. Tho dun goons, which unod to bo
tobacco sweat-houses before the war, remain os
thoy woro loft by tho authorities, and ono of thom
still hie a bolo which was out through tho elijhtoon
inch brick wall by nonio enterprising Confederate.
Every part of tho building has somo inoidont con
nected with it. At thia window a prisoner was
shot doad for putting kia hoad out against orders;
Lu this alley, a potty oPJcor of tho Confeder te
navy wan instan th killod by tho guard for .fooling'
with him; and in that dark underground placo, tho
prisoners USP tl to tunnel themsplvos' out into tho
opon air, or into a oloso dungeon If thoy woro
caught. Lying dismantled in a loft formerly used
aa a hospital ls tho old flag-staff from whick float
ed tho colors that wore followed br eo many bravo
men during tho four long yoars.and wbloh aro now
TUB I ab toura .!, spooking of tho Virginia Col
lege, .Of. which Gen. LEB ia I'residont, and about
wbloh tho Courant li ES taken pains lo inform itself,
. "Gon. Lee, in tho pcrformmco of bia dutlos,
gives, wo understand, tho moat ontiro satisfaction,
and all allusion to tho recent war..aro avoided by
bim and all other members cf tho faculty."
Wo loam from a ll toro ry gentleman of Connecti
cut, who but recently returned from a tour in Vir
ginia, tkat tho abovo is strict]/1ruo; and thal in
a two boura' conversation with' (Jon. Loo. and other
procesional gontlomon, tho eubjoct of tho war waa
.ioi even alluded to. Ho also mot, In comp on v,
gontlomon'who had boon on both sides, in that
controversy, but who avoided all conversation on
tkatsnibjoct, whilst working in harmony tn other
mailors. How wrong to donv to mon who can oct
thus, K fair participation lu the Union.
New /fit cnn JtegUter,
Tile (lie l[lln.
How MM. VICTORIA UUEIA'U (as lier Britannic
Majesty usai to bo MTV irreverently H lyle il in tho
columns of Uio United Irishman) carno hy her nor
nalup, may not bo known to all our readers. From
an old History of Oonnany, loaned us hy a friend,
wo oxtracl tho following legend iu regard to tho
elgin of this dynastic titlo :
Tho family of tho GUELPUB can ho (raced so far
back aa tho reign of CUAULEMAONE. About tho
yoar 800, thoro was a Count of Ax,T0np, in Buabia,
whoso descendants, according lo au old legond,
obtained th > nemo of UiiKi.ru in tho following
manner : IBP:.DBAND, his son and aucccssor, aaw
onco an old woman who had threo children at a
birth, and, thinking thia unnatural, ho called her
an adult rc. : . Tho old woman, in anger at this in
sult, prayed Heaven that InMENTUAOT, wifo of tho
Count, might havo as many children at a hirth os
thoro aro months in tho yoar. Uer prayer was
answered, aud IBHEXTRAUT was dnlirorod nf
twolvo boys; but, fe..ring tho soverity of hor bus
band's character, oho commanded her servant to
drown olovou of thom. Whilst tho latter waM pro
ceeding to ahoy ber mistress'orders, I he Count
mot hor and asked her what waa in thc bai'ict ho
was carrying. Tho girl, frightened, au iva. red that
thoy wcro fuctptis (pnppieo). But Ibo Count, not
being satlaflcd with tho reply, took off tho cloth
from tho baskot, and judging that thc children
woro his own, from their livolincen and strength,
bo preserved their lives, educated thom secretly,
and whou they wcro grown up look them all again
to their mother. Ono or tho twolvo, OiiEt.ru Uio
Finit, waa tho aucccssor of ISENDBAND.
Tits Tannrr.-Tho following comparativo state
ment shows what tho tariff was, is, and is proposed
to bo on a fow loading articles :
Tariff of 1801. 16 lier tou.
Present tariff.ta j 10 per ton.
Proposed tariff ot ISM.SSH lo al per ton.
Tartu of ISSI.S. .30 por cont, ad cat.
Prcsont tarin*..'.4S per cont.
Propeled tariff of 18(17.RS per cont.
Tariff of IBM.IS cents per pound.
Present tariff.IS cents por pound.
Proposed tariff of 1837 . 25 couts per pound.
Tariff of 1801.H cent per pound.
Present tat lu".'J couts per po nu il.
Proposed tariff or 1807_'.3 cents per pound.
Tariff of 1801.18c. per th nnd 30 per cont, ad tal.
Prcsont tariff.24c. per lb and .' 3 j er cent, nd tal.
Proposed tariff, '07...45c. per lb and 31 percent, ad ral.
A CURIOUS CLBOUSIHTANOE-BUTLER AND GRANT.
-It will bo roinntnborcd that when Wendell
Phillips, tho originator of tho impeachment pro
ject, first urged its oxooution, in October last, bo
demanded that lt should bo applied to Grant as
well as Johnson. According to tho Boston report
nf his speech, noa beroi o in ho pron unccd
Grant to bo "unlit to hold bis ofhco," omi declared
that it was Grant and not Johnson who "oecupiod
tho moat humiliating position on this Contiuont."
It now seems that- Cou. Butlor, who took np Wen
dell Phillips' idea of impeachment, agreed with
him both in regard to Grant and Johnson. Hul
ler's original draft of tho impeachment resolution,
offered in Cougror. by Mr. AsLdoy, included "any
officer of tho Government." along with tho Presi
dent, and aimed at tho trial of Gen. Grant as woli
r.3 President Johnson.. Wendell Phillip ?' chargo
against Grant was that it was bo who wan respon
sible for tho btondahod and persecution in tho
street of Memphis and Now Orleans, and bosidoe
this special charge, bo waa a general accomplice
or tho PreHidont. Wo supposa Bailor's accusation
against Grant would have been ossontiolly tho
samo; and he could have strengthened his caso be
holding Grant rcsposiblo for Dutch Gap and Fort
Fisher.-AT. T. 'IHrncs.
Tn u>. STEVENS AT HOSTE.-Hie Piitsburg (Pa.)
Daily Commercial comments upon Mr. STEVENS'
"plan" of reconstruction in the following lan
guage, not very complimentary to tho great
"Mr. Slovens han failed in his ut teni] it at recou
nt t net ion. and ovoryhody i" .n > tn rog-ai-rl
to Mai great question. Tho opinion is expressed
that tho Bonding of the subject to tho Boconatruc
Uon Committee puts the whole matter over to tho
noxt Congress. Tho strong voto by which tho
reference was made would scorn to indicate not
only fatal disfavor towards Mr. Stevens' plan, hut
tho spirit of moderation-not to say hesitation-es
to tho lino of policy to bo pursued. Tho key for
solving tho (pica tim,, it nooma, han >ot to ho found.
What tho Reconstruction Committee will do is al
together uncertain. Mr, Kio venn ls said to havo
less faith in tho committee than formerly, which
means, wo suppose, that tho committee docs not
think as ho docs. Tho Republicans, for their own
sakes, should not think of adjournin ! without
doing something. It might not mako much diffor
onco with tho country if tho question should go
over to tho noxt Con gre a- . It would, however, ho
a confession Uiat tho prcsont ono was unoqual to
firrrp DUILUINO.-It ia nene .-tod that at tho pres
ent timo thoro is not a single new mei chant ahlp
or atoamcr building at any of tho numorous ship
yards of Now York, Brooklyn or Joreoy City, and
but fow in ali thu yards of tho country; and fur
ther, that tbero is no prospect of auy being built
until tho prosont condition of affairs is altered,
i h misa i ids of workmen connectod with ship-budd
ing aro now out of employ mr nt, and pjro likely to
bo for Uio present Ono causo assigned for this is
tba high rato of taxation, upon materials usod in
ship building. : Dui that.cat) hardly bc tho causo
altogether, os tho business is quito as dull in Eng
land as in this country, and in ono ship build ng
district in London fifteen .thousand, mechanics
have been out of work for mont , and tho i SSl
lieu of many of them aro now paupers.
Tho Court Newsman gives an account of tho
manner in which tho Queen anil royal family, at
Osborne House, kept ObvistmoB. A Christmas
tree, on tho Gorman fashion, brilliantly lighted
and bearing a rieh friutago of royal gi'U, was pro
pared for tho upper servants in ono apartment,
and for the lower sor vants in another. Tho upper
sorvants. quito aristocratie and oxolnaivo, assem
bled at six o'clock. Hor-Majesty and tho .royal
family soon after on te rei I the room', and hor Ma
jesty handed a present to ouch. Rho thon wont to
the servan tn' hall and distributed her royal gifte
to tho nice little lower class partv of ono hundred
and thirty in that department. Then both clausen
had a nico supper, witu toasts and s pooches,
which wero,,oI course, ae loyal aa possible. -
According to tho London Bookseller, 4201 now
books and new editions appeared in England last
year. Thoy aro classified as follows : holigious
books and pamphlets, 8(9; biographical and his
torical, 101; medical and surgical, ICO; poetry and
tba drama, 033; novels, OOO: minor., fiction and
children's books, 644; travels, topography and geo
graphy, 198; annuals and aoriale (volumes oruv),
325: agriculture, hoftloulturo, A*o., Cl; English
philology and education. 100; European and classi
cal philology and translation, lill; law, 81; naval,
military and engineering, 39; science, natural his
tory, Ac., 147; tirulo and commerce, 70: politics nod
questions of tho day, 107} illustrated weiss, 83;
art, architecture, Ac, 31; miscellaneous, not class i
flod, 859. Total, 4201.
SERIOUS' CIJA BO K AOAINTIT, CONOUESS.-Tho Cin
cinnati Commercial, a Radical Journal (on Ute. ne
gro question), opona a colunibiod arti clo ripon. Con
gress'with tho following paragraph : .. .
Congres i listona to tho lobby on tho tariff que .
Uon, and does not boar the rountry.- Tho noise
mado in tho saloons of tho Capitol by tho hired
agents of manufacturo rs who dca lr o competition
tu bo emailed by law, is regarded with profound
attention; but the voice of tho peoplo who aro- at
homo attending to their business, and do not givo
chain pogue suppers, iatnot hoodoo.
AH English paper says : "Nearly a third of tho
moat now sont to London ia brought ia tho form
of dead meat, and tho quantity la Increasing very
fast j[Weare nowimpprU i a/oarly i;000,OvX)Bhoop
ant! lambs from' tho continent in tho voir, and
nearly.200.000 cattlo, and tho largest proportion of
Uils livo ? took and dead moat is brought to Lon.
don by railways."
Dunn 8orinuyrmoHV-Tho remains of Dr. Cant
well, for many you* Bom an Cotholio Bishop of
Mooth, wore interred In tho chapel of Mullingar,
Ireland, on tho 14tb ultimo, with all the ceromonv
usual on auoh occasions. A gravo waa excavated
within tho wolla of Uto chapel, and nomo women,
who had Implicit faith in tho miraculous power of
Uio olay thrown up in tho making of the gravo,
took borne portions of it, boilod it, and confidingly
drank it aa an infallihlo rcceipo for tho ailments by
which thoy were affllotod.
A young indy baa kindly furnished tho Detroit
Tribuno with a roolpo, whioh oho has tried and
knows to bo effective., that will koop feel warm,
and wo givo lt, without, however, roeomm ending Its
go nomi tine. Rho says ; "I am troubled with cold
feet, but I maruga to keep wann by lying In bcd
ovo ry muming until after my roolhor has lulita
rousing Oro and prepared breakfast. 1 thou got
up, placo my feet on tho front of the atovo, ott my
morning meal, road tho nowa, and after warming
eomo flannels and wrapping thom about my 'poor
feat,7 return to bed, whoro I romain until ric arly
noon. I repeat thia ovory1 twontv-four honra, ana
find it very comfortable I think I shall survive"
. MAnniAOE.-JEtiEir? TATLOU saya of marriage :
Marriago la the mother of the world, and1 pre-,
serves kingdoms, arid rt Ila cities, And churches,
andHouven Itsolf. Cclibp.cy, Like tho fly Lu tho
heart of an apple, dwolla In ajporpetnst.aworitnosa,
but aita alone, and ia ooiiarMHV and dloa In singu
larity; but marriago, Uko Uio uaofnl, boo, .builds a
house, and gathers swootnoss from ovory .flower,
and labora and unites Into nnciotica and republics,
and senda ont armlf.i, and foods tho world .with
delicacies, and koopa order, and promotes tho In
terest of mankind, and La that stato of rood thlnga
to which God hath designed tho nroscnt constitu
tion of tho world,
HO. 463._CHARLESTON, S. C., MONDAY MORNING-, FEBRUARY" ll, 1867~ " mjrr* XITTTT*
j. rou NRW YOltlt.-TIIIO S IIOOV
?!> k ICH MATTI*! ll TABER wuril n (leek load
4X_l>Lumuor ur Rosin, nt low rata .
^5E WILLIAM ROACH,
February 6 _ 1
. K1CHIOIITM ON I'PLA NI COTTON
.X/ . Sc. SKA ISL\N1> Kai KICK . -FOR NEW
Ojv VOHK-MCItUHANl- ? .' MM:.-Tho faTorito
JH Xfm pochai neb.inner LILLY, ll. KBAXOM nij.'lor,
liavlii'i a portion ol cargo engage 1 nd going un truant,
will haw prompt dispatch. Fur buitreo apply to
I ohroery I_ WILLIAM ROACH.
t^-rv FOU LIVKIIPOOL.-TIIK AI COP
AQJ^PF.nEDand coppiir-fastrn d British Hark YU
OfiEEy MURI, Csptalu M. Thompmiu, will meet with
-J5-^*--dispatch, l'or Freight apply lo
February 1_RAVLNKL A- CO.
FOU HUSTON-WITH DISPATCH -
/ Tho Brig ANNA D. TORREY, Haskell maater,
. T hail a largo portluu ni her cargo engaged, and
- " Ul l>a dlsuatehed for tho above port.
For balance uf Freight room, apply lo
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January .11 No. Ti East Ray.
FOU NEW YO UK.
THE FINE fcTEAMSHIP CARLOTTA. CAPTAIN
CHARLES COLLINS, will leavo Ilrown fe Co.'8
Routh Wharf un .Vniiirifuy, thu ilth Instant, at - o'clock
l'.M. Fur freight or passage eiicageiiicntfl, having hand
some cabin aecuiuinodntlooH, apply to
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^sr~ - r " 'i ur; riTKMT.ri.Ass IRON KTEAM
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Faro 10 sterling.
For Freight or Passage, apply to
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February! _Union Bunk Bull.ling.
NEW YORK AND CHARLESTON
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EivEiL-^r _e_ SOUDER
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^plllffl " o'clock A. M.
- '?f-rV- Linn composed of Steamar* "MO
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REO ULAR UNITED STATES MAIL LINE.
*x r-f.-, ONE OF THE FAVORITE AND ELE
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Passengers, on arrival In Now York, will have their
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For Passage, ic., apply tn M. M. QUINN,
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rc marv ir l r
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tors of the newspapers, to collnct (if it con be dono),
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Address hiim at Barnwell, Wlonsboro', or Chester C. n.
Jauuary ll) swfl
SAMUEL P. BENNET,
Timber aiid Lumber Measurer,
OVER STEIN MEYER k SON'S OFFICE.
Clarice's Planing Mill,
WESTEND OF BEAUFAIN STREET,
Charleston, s. C.
January 33 _wfinlnio
WILBUR & SON,
OFFICE AND SALES ROOMS,
Nos. 13 and 15 State street ami No . 1 and a
CHARLESTON, &. t.
F. M. BURDELL,
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and salo of MERCHANDISE OF ALL KINDS,
onioo at tho corner of UROAD ANO EAST BAY
; STREETS, lu basement Of Stato Dank, where, saniplus
may bo seen.
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Wagner, Messrs. John Fraoer A- Co., a'oaara. Mordecai A
Co., Mesara. W. G. Dukes k Co.. Messrs. Gourdin,
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January 29 '_ tnwfB .
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O? VARIOUS KINDS,
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